Saturday, June 24, 2006
So I got an email today from my friend OneTwistedKitty today. She had nice things to say to/about me and velmasworld. BUT. She raised an uncomfortable point: she admonished me for being inside, working on my blog, on such a B-E-A-YOUTEEFULL Saturday afternoon. She knew, oh yes, she knew I was inside working on blog details. She knows me only too well, that one. I had to respond, I had to change my ways. What this situation called for was some outside time, some backyard time. With my knitting. And maybe a cocktail. So that's what I did. The BF (Cole) whipped me up a double (o.k., triple) greyhound with mint and lime, I took the hat I am working on (Noro Kureyon beanie, I make dozens a year to give away to friends), and I sat my ass in a lawn chair under the apple tree. He (the BF), insisted on the photo-op (o.k., o.k., you busted me again, I asked him to take the picture to prove to OTKitty that I didn't stay indoors all day).
But it didn't last too long, this lovely nature excursion. I'm back inside now, writing this (I can't see the screen on my laptop when I try to work outdside - anybody have a solution for this?). Then it's quality time with Harry, my Lendrum spinning wheel. Here, let me introduce you! This is my new wheel. I learned on the Schacht in yesterday's post, and although she was a really smooth spinner, she couldn't accomodate the bulky yarns I covet and dream of spinning, and she wasn't portable enough to fly with easily. And although Harry and I are still getting to know one another, I see lots of time together in our futures. I haven't spun many yearns on him yet, and haven't plied on him at all, but I think I made a good choice in choosing him.
So off I go, to work with the yummy handpainted roving in greens and blues that I got on eBay (I'll post a pic soon, promise). I lose my free high-speed connection at ~8:00, so I better finish this up. Cheers!
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